Maynooth University is a vibrant, rapidly expanding third-level institution with more than 10,570 students. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Arts, Science, Engineering, Philosophy and Celtic Studies fields. In 2012, The University was the first outside of the United States to be ranked among the top 376 in the world, according to The Princeton Review. Multiple new buildings (including a state of the art ICT hub, Eolas) have been built in recent years, resulting in the most up-to-date academic facilities and student accommodation. The campus also houses some of the finest state-of-the-art research facilities in Ireland.
Today Maynooth University is dynamic and innovative with students from every county in Ireland as well as an increasing number of international students. Situated 25km west of Dublin, it is located in Ireland's only university town, Maynooth, which combines the historical legacy of its medieval origins with a present day location on the fringes of Dublin, adjacent to the Irish and European headquarters of many multinational high technology companies (and others even closer in Leixlip, such as HP). It offers a student-friendly environment providing world-class teaching and research facilities and courses, while still retaining a uniquely friendly and personal atmosphere.
Maynooth University offers state of the art facilities for student use. There are four dedicated computer rooms for student use in addition to various other locations around campus with internet access, a dedicated study room and two libraries. Student accomodation has recently been expanded and moderinised and there is a crèche located on the North Campus. The Students' Union bar & The Venue underwent renovation in 2012 and is adjoined to the Students' Union offices and Chill Café. The Phoenix building provides three sports halls for use by students and clubs & societies with an all-weather pitch behind it, as well as other great amenities such as a restaurant.
Clubs & Societies
Maynooth University has a wide variety of Clubs that are run by the students of the University. In total there are over 30 clubs and getting involved with a club or society is one of the best decisions a student can make. There are also over 60 societies with something to interest almost everyone. Political parties, Art, Craft and Design, Comedy, Music, Drama, Games and History are just a sample of the societies you could get involved in. Best of all, if your hobby doesn't exist as a society, you can apply to make one!